Author Archives: Bob Hughes

About Bob Hughes

Ex railwayman, life long railway modeller, lover of real ale and spicy food. Divorced, she got the kids, I got the dog.

More temptation

There is a discussion on a Facebook group about the famous Gorre and Daphetid model railroad (above) and how to model it as a microlayout. Various plans have been put forward but even in Z scale they are over four … Continue reading

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Foxbaile revisited

My tiny boxfile layout spends most of its time on a bookshelf. It’s far too small to hold much operational interest when compared to the FCPyF but it doesn’t take up much space when stood on end and goes largely … Continue reading

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Errm, EM?

No, I’m not going to start playing with smaller toy trains, or get a tweed jacket, this is just a brief diversion from my O scale narrow gauge modelling. I have made a small diorama, OK, a plinth, for my … Continue reading

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Wednesday whimsy

Wednesday again, a morning pottering around with bits and pieces resulted in this idea for a 1930s vintage 2-4-2 diesel loco which is inspired by a conversation on the MTI forum, and by email, with Giles Barnabe and Ian Bareham. … Continue reading

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Class 30 testing

The FCPyF’s new class 30 diesel railcar has been fitted with a tension lock coupler on the rear and running test trains between Centrales and Cumbre this afternoon, propelling uphill and hauling down. The train was formed of the railcar … Continue reading

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Rail modernisation plan

The shape of things to come. Steam hauled FCPyF express trains are to be replaced by diesel railcars. The Sierra Oculta government has authorised expenditure on the new class 30 multiple units. The DMU will run as a four car … Continue reading

Posted in Bodging and Kitbashing, My trains, Narrow gauge, Toy train chit chat

Bodging, 1:1 scale

Do you have trouble applying decals neatly? CSX BNSF Rejoice in the thought that you are not alone.

Posted in Bodging and Kitbashing, Other people's trains, Standard gauge, Toy train chit chat